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Post by Joyfulman on July 31st 2013, 3:28 pm

Hello all! I've been playing on and off chess for years. What is the best way to find out my rating? Also, is there an order to do the monthly ICS courses? Thanks!

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by PawnCustodian on July 31st 2013, 3:56 pm

To get a rating you need to play either on-line or at rated games at your chess club or a tournament.

There's no prescribed order to the course material, just spread it out over the month.

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by Joyfulman on July 31st 2013, 4:17 pm

Thank you for the quick response! One more question...Is the 1st test suppose to be taken before I study the other 1st month material, or after? I'm not sure if ICS is wanting to know where I'm at now or after the 1st month.

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by PawnCustodian on July 31st 2013, 4:26 pm

The test is for your self-assessment. It's for experienced players so most do poorly. You can try it right away - I just saved it for practice material.

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by Joyfulman on July 31st 2013, 4:59 pm

I believe I will do as you and use it for practice. Thanks!

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by SirNemo on August 3rd 2013, 2:07 am

Welcome aboard Joyfulman! Hope you enjoy your stay here :] I suggest signing up for your country's chess association and start getting in some rated games!

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by Victorian Gent on August 4th 2013, 4:33 pm

If you can, join a club and play over the board. You will soon get a rating, but don't become obsessed by ratings...the strong players always advise you to focus on the quality of your games...the rating will follow in due course
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Re: Just started ICS

Post by BorgQueen on August 4th 2013, 8:18 pm

Welcome Joyfulman :-)

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Re: Just started ICS

Post by Joyfulman on August 12th 2013, 6:21 pm

Thank you all and I'm glad to be apart of this school!

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